Browne, Kevin D., Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis. “The Influence of Violent Media on
Children and Adolescents: A Public-Health Approach.” Lancet. 365.9460. (2005):
702-10. Academic Search Complete. Web. 13 November 2012. Kevin Browne, author of “The Influence of Violent Media on Children and Adolescents: A Public-Health Approach,” argues repeated violence on television plays a significant role in children’s behavior and mentality. Browne believes exposure to violence alters children’s normal instincts, and replaces them with belligerent attitudes. Arguing that violence in the media desensitizes people’s emotions, Brown writes, “these seemed to show desensitization to violence after watching violent music videos” (704). Although Browne believes violence in the media has a heavy influence on children’s behaviors, he concludes there are many other aspects that affect children, and media cannot be solely blamed. However, Brown believes it is up to parents and guardians to protect their children from exposure to these images. Kevin Browne is a professor at the University of Birmingham and has earned a PhD in psychology. He was helped by Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, a fellow professor at the University of Birmingham. These studies will allow me to explore the effects of violence on children’s behavior and their reactions to violence. It will also illustrate that violence in the media cannot be solely blamed, and that the situation is more complex than just two opposing sides. Bushman, Brad J., Douglas A. Gentile. “Reassessing Media Violence Effects Using A Risk and
Resilience Approach to Understanding Aggression.” Psychology of Popular Media
Culture. 1.3. (2012): 138-51. PsycINFO. Web. 5 November 2012. Douglas Gentile and Brad Bushman explore the effects of violence in the media pertaining to children in “Reassessing Media Violence Effects Using A Risk and Resilience Approach to Understanding Aggression.” Gentile and Bushman argue...
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